That was Brian’s response.
You see, we have started reading a book together on parenting and raising children and love and discipline. Each chapter holds exercises for us to do together. Exercises that we discovered will not only enrich our mind and heart when it comes to parenting but also when it comes to each other.
Yesterday’s exercise involved naming each child and listing five assets or attributes or just beautiful things about them that are inherent in them that we see, because our fallen world has trained us to miss what’s right before our eyes. Because our natural tendency is to focus on the negative. Because our children need to hear and know and be sure of our love because of who they are.
My eyes immediately welled.
“Just five? We could list thousands.”
I love that man!
We are so very, very blessed with such dear, wonderful children. Made in the image of God and daily showing His handiwork.
It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. (~Joyce Maynard)
Thank you, Lord, for children who are reflections of you…for their father who daily showers them with affirmation and praise.. for who they are, not what they do… for filling my life with such blessing. My cup overflows.